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Mummy One Seven Seven O: The Unwrapping

Published 1979

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Producer University of Manchester
Audio/Visual sound, color


At the University of Manchester (England) an Egyptian mummy is unwrapped surgically by doctors in a modern surgical theater.
The Egyptologists discover many surprising things about this mummy, including the ambiguous sexual attribution of the mummy, and that the mummy was likely re-wrapped in the Roman era.


Reviewer: clearwoodlouis - - March 7, 2009
Subject: Wonder of a mummy
I enjoyed watching the unwrapping of Mummy 1770, and wondered about this mystery person who lived in 1000 BCE in the Egyptian New Kingdom. I am glad that they provided this color film documentation of this event. I hope, though, that they do not unwrap all the mummies in the world! But I imagine that that would take forever!